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08-18-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By rydabent

I didnt retire to push myself to some arbitrary...

I didnt retire to push myself to some arbitrary goal. While working the 47 years for the company I had goals, and it was always hurry hurry fast and do it now.

Now is the time to stop and smell...
08-18-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,538
Posted By rydabent

Contrary to conventional thinking, when I am on...

Contrary to conventional thinking, when I am on my trike with two flags, cars give me a great deal of room. Most go clear into the other lane.

I and some other trike riders believe that drivers...
08-17-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,589
Posted By rydabent

Just hang in public anyone that uses a gun in a...

Just hang in public anyone that uses a gun in a felony. Hopefully the anti social types will get weeded out or learn they will get a neck tie party.
08-16-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By rydabent

While your chain may be clean, the fact remains...

While your chain may be clean, the fact remains wax is NOT a lubricant.
08-13-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By rydabent

Yup chain too long.

Yup chain too long.
08-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By rydabent

Hmmmmmm the anti disc brake types says this dont...

Hmmmmmm the anti disc brake types says this dont happen.

BTW they are losing the argument to all the new road bikes coming with disc brakes.
08-13-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,341
Posted By rydabent

No surprise, but no high priced jerseys for me...

No surprise, but no high priced jerseys for me either. Just tons of t-shirts, most free from the bike club for helping, and other rides.
Forum: Recumbent
08-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By rydabent

On a group trike ride yesterday I observed a...

On a group trike ride yesterday I observed a direct steer trike and its reaction to bumps. When a bump was hit, the two front wheel would wobble wildly. It looked almost dangerous to me. After...
08-11-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,441
Posted By rydabent

Her is a good reason you should learn to repair...

Her is a good reason you should learn to repair and adjust your own bike.

Contrary to some threads you read here, a bike is a very simple machine to maintain yourself.
08-05-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,950
Posted By rydabent

Yeah just like ALL of the wheel tax goes to build...

Yeah just like ALL of the wheel tax goes to build roads.
08-05-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,538
Posted By rydabent

If you ride really fast and hard as you can, what...

If you ride really fast and hard as you can, what have you missed on your ride? Now you are home quickly, and now what? TV these days stinks.
08-05-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,538
Posted By rydabent

Your post is what is wrong with most young people...

Your post is what is wrong with most young people today. I was happy to have the job, the money was good, and on any call out I automatically got 4 hours pay even if it only took 10 minutes to fix...
08-04-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,538
Posted By rydabent

Something you need to understand

Some cyclist need to understand where some of us come from and why the attitude we have. I for instance worked as a service rep on office machines. I was on call 24/7/365. It was always hurry,...
08-04-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,281
Posted By rydabent

Im 81 and have ridden my bikes here in Nebr all...

Im 81 and have ridden my bikes here in Nebr all my life. I dont ever remember of being harassed. The only harassment I ever got was from my friends that golfed. They rode their golf carts and got...
08-03-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,806
Posted By rydabent

I love maps. I am never lost, and they dont need...

I love maps. I am never lost, and they dont need batteries or Wifi.
Forum: Recumbent
07-30-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By rydabent

Where trike mfg are going wrong

It seems that most new models of trikes have gone to direct steering. It makes them more twitchy at higher speeds. Indirect steering is a little like having power steering, and is more stable.
07-30-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,462
Posted By rydabent

I use Park glueless patches. They work great...

I use Park glueless patches. They work great with no mess. I have at least 3 years on one of my tubes that has the Park patch on. You just have to know how to use them properly.
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,355
Posted By rydabent

On more reason to have a 26" rear wheel is you...

On more reason to have a 26" rear wheel is you can have pretty much standard mountain bike gearing that is more available.
07-19-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,825
Posted By rydabent

Pretty much anything over 100 degrees.

Pretty much anything over 100 degrees.
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By rydabent

Im about 2 mph slower on my trike. But trike...

Im about 2 mph slower on my trike. But trike riding is so relaxing it is well worth the speed hit. IMO speed is not the holy grail anyway.
07-17-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,950
Posted By rydabent

That level of fine is criminal. That said I...

That level of fine is criminal. That said I personally try to limit my speed on MUPS to 15 mph. Neither cyclist or walkers OWN exclusive rights to MUPS!
07-17-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,950
Posted By rydabent

It not about safety, with cities it is about the...

It not about safety, with cities it is about the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-15-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By rydabent

Notice in the pictures the pick up parked clear...

Notice in the pictures the pick up parked clear off the road!!! He could have taken to the ditch, and with a pickup it would have handled it. He needs to have the book thrown at him.
07-13-19, 10:40 AM
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,355
Posted By rydabent

Granted there may be some down sides to 26"...

Granted there may be some down sides to 26" wheels on the back of trikes, but the fact remains a 26" wheel gets the chain and RD much further up out of the dirt and trash.

Also there is no logical...
07-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,110
Posted By rydabent

Simply do what you can, and feels comfortable for...

Simply do what you can, and feels comfortable for you Dont let anyone dictate to you what you "should be doing"!!!
07-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,392
Posted By rydabent

Dont knock it if you havent tried it.

Dont knock it if you havent tried it.
07-09-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,950
Posted By rydabent

Hmmmm but a lot of 7 year old boys can ride...

Hmmmm but a lot of 7 year old boys can ride faster than 15 mph especially down hills.

And what if he doesnt have a well heeled daddy Warbucks. Will the greedy tax and spend B'crats throw him in...
07-09-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,392
Posted By rydabent

Doesnt happen if you ride a trike.

Doesnt happen if you ride a trike.
07-07-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,965
Posted By rydabent

Anytime that is anytime a driver is involved in...

Anytime that is anytime a driver is involved in an accident, his/her phone should be taken and records checked if they were on the phone at the time. I so the fine or judgement should be...
07-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,671
Posted By rydabent

73 years here. I am 80 and ride about 25 miles...

73 years here. I am 80 and ride about 25 miles every other day in warm weather.
07-06-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,950
Posted By rydabent

$500******************** Where is a 7 year old...

$500******************** Where is a 7 year old boy going to get $500?
06-30-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By rydabent

Titanium hand down over a plastic bike.

Titanium hand down over a plastic bike.
06-29-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,950
Posted By rydabent

The logical point here is if speed is your holy...

The logical point here is if speed is your holy grail, a MUP is no place for you.
06-28-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,950
Posted By rydabent

For almost forever I have limited my speed on...

For almost forever I have limited my speed on MUPS for my safety, and the safety of others, it is just logical.

That said a $500 fine for a cyclist speeding is outrageous and abusive. It is...
06-27-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,642
Posted By rydabent

I cant find one that fits my trike.

I cant find one that fits my trike.
06-27-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,550
Posted By rydabent

Another advantage of disc brakes

Another advantage of disc brakes. With most discs they are open enough you can put a padlock thru the disc. That way at least a snatch and runner cant ride of with your bike. A padlock will fit in...
06-23-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,846
Posted By rydabent

This is a great example of mob rule.

This is a great example of mob rule.
06-23-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,402
Posted By rydabent

A skinny tired light weight racing bike would be...

A skinny tired light weight racing bike would be destroyed is short order. You should also realize that only a small percent of criminals the police chase are on bikes.
06-22-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,583
Posted By rydabent

I for one got all the gravel grinding I wanted...

I for one got all the gravel grinding I wanted for life when I lived on the farm, and had to ride gravel roads to school.
06-20-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By rydabent

And we now actually have indoor plumbing !!!!!!

And we now actually have indoor plumbing !!!!!!
06-20-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By rydabent

Yes they just use the name.

Yes they just use the name.
06-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By rydabent

IMO rail lines should never be broken up. For...

IMO rail lines should never be broken up. For the time being they can be used for trails, but who knows what they can be used for in the future.
06-19-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,735
Posted By rydabent

Some how a lot of cyclist must have a old...

Some how a lot of cyclist must have a old foggyism gene in their make up. They rail against anything that is more modern than an 1890 safety bike. That would include bents, trikes, click shifting,...
06-18-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,421
Posted By rydabent

Dont blame the e-bikes, blame the fool riding...

Dont blame the e-bikes, blame the fool riding them. They are the same fools that speed and weave in and out thru traffic on the hiways.
06-18-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,961
Posted By rydabent

I had two. The first was a Schwinn Le Tour, and...

I had two. The first was a Schwinn Le Tour, and the second was a touring Univega. Both fairly light weight lugged frame steel bikes. This was back in the early and mid 80s.
Forum: Recumbent
06-09-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By rydabent

The simple fact is anyone can tour on pretty much...

The simple fact is anyone can tour on pretty much any good condition bike or trike.

One great and useful fact about touring on a trike is they stay upright when stopped. Fully loaded bikes needs...
06-09-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,870
Posted By rydabent

It still remains let everyone ride what and how...

It still remains let everyone ride what and how they want to ride. At least those riding e-bikes are not setting on the couch.

In fact the "do as I say and do" crowd are rather annoying. I get...
06-09-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,501
Posted By rydabent

No problem, I like Sram components. They are...

No problem, I like Sram components. They are just losing sales!!!!!
06-08-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By rydabent

Oil it.

Oil it.
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